Cool Beans With Yainea

December 11, 2017


It's Yainea here with a warm coffee card to share with you featuring Cool Beans stamps and dies. It's cold outside and I really love coffee so I decided to create a warm and cozy card using this great set.

Thinking about Winter and cozy a pattern cames to my mind: buffalo plaid. So I took a piece of red cardstock, black watercolor and a white gel pen and I created my own buffalo plaid patterned background. I wanted it to look handmade and messy so I didn't put a lot of care while drawing it.

The rest of the card is pretty simple, just some stamping, die cutting and embossing. For the stitched frame and big sentiment I used another die set from the newest release: Wonky Squares. An easy card to warm a friend during these cold days. I hope you like it!

Thanks for you visit, have a nice day!

Supply list:
Cool Beans Clear Stamps
Cool Beans Elle-ments
Wonky Squares Elle-ments
Postage Stamp Elle-ments
Pure White Fine Embossing Powder

Otterly Fantastic - Day 4

December 8, 2017

Hello and Happy Friday!  I am popping in today to share a simple card that I created using our new Otterly Fantastic Stamp & Die Set.  I have a quick video of the process as well so check it out!


Thanks for stopping by to take a peek. Have a great weekend!!

Otterly Fantastic - Day 3

December 7, 2017

Hi Everyone! I'm sharing Otterly Fantastic with you today, one of my favorite sets for the latest release!

I decided to bring some holiday spirit to my card today by incorporating Festive Wreath with Otterly Fantastic. I started by stamping, die cutting and coloring the images for my scene. 

Next, I blended the back panel with Distress Inks. I created the window with Double Pierced Rectangle Dies. Finally I stamped the sentiment with a blend of words from Otterly Fantastic and Festive Wreath.


Alcohol Ink Backgrounds & Otterly Fantastic

December 6, 2017

Hello!  Amy K. here with a card that starts off my Valentine's using the adorable new set called Otterly Fantastic.   

Otterly Fantastic

Since alcohol inks have "come back in style", I used them here to create a water backdrop for my otter.  I started my card off with a panel of Yupo paper from Ranger.  These inks work best with this type of paper.  To an applicator, I added a felt pad (different than what we use for ink blending) and added a few, random drops of Mermaid, Citrus, and Silver Mixative.  They really only need to be drops as the next step is to add a few drops of Alcohol Blending Solution to the felt pad.  To create my background, I used the applicator and simply placed it on the paper, twisted, and lifted off.  I repeated this for the entire panel.  After letting the panel dry, I used the Wonky Stitches Die to die cut the panel.  

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My otter was Copic colored with E42, E43, E44 and die cut with the coordinating Otterly Fantastic Elle-ments.  What I love is that there is a die that cuts the paws so that the otter can "hold" something!  In this case since this is for Valentine's, I used the heart stamp from the set.  Using Scalloped & Pierced Hearts Elle-ments, I die cut a red heart and white heat embossed the sentiment.  After adding the heart to the right side, I added the otter and a few extra hearts.  This panel was added to my alcohol ink background created earlier. 

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Don't be afraid of trying new things with the alchol inks.  I have even "messed up" and simply laid more color down over it.  Have fun creating some amazing backgrounds!


Otterly Fantastic
Otterfly Fantastic Elle-ments
Wonky Stitches Die
Scalloped & Pierced Hearts Elle-ments

Cute Otterly Fantastic Card & Video

December 4, 2017

Hello, hello!  It's Heather Campbell here and I'm utterly excited to be here today sharing my fun otter card and I've even got a video for you today too!

Here's the video sharing how this card came together.  I also shared my favorite technique for using the die that cuts the otters hands out so he can hold the shell!


Super fun and cute.  Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing part of your day here!  Have a great one! 

Wonky Squares with Ashley

December 1, 2017

Hi Everyone! Ashley here today sharing the Wonky Squares dies. These squares are an instant classic and can be used again and again. Let's check out the small square included in the set!

For my card today I started by die cutting the small square from the Wonky Squares dies, It is the perfect size to add a panel to a card to highlight your favorite stamps. It adds just the perfect amount of detail. 

After I die cut the square, I blended Distress Ink on the background, making random waves. Next, I stamped, die cut and colored an otter from Otterly Fantastic. These otters are adorable and I love tucking things in their arms. 

Next, I worked on the back panel and splattered Distress Ink and stamped the sentiment. Finally, I assembled all the pieces and added Nuvo Jewel drops.

I can't wait to use Wonky Squares again and again! 

Thanks for stopping by!


Ballons & Banners Week - Day 2

November 30, 2017

Hello everyone! Heather Campbell here.
How's your week coming along?  I think I'm finally recuperating after the holiday weekend.  :)

To the card, shall we?

For today, I'm continuing playing with the new Balloons and Banners stamp set.
I love these balloons so much.  Really, I find a great balloon stamp super versatile so I was thrilled to see this set.  I paired the balloons with a sentiment from Big Greetings stamp set

To create the inked effect for these balloons, I simply dabbed only the edges of the balloons in the ink leaving much of the inner part of the balloon stamp un-inked.   I love how this technique works with balloons by creating the perfect airiness! 

That's it for me today.  Can you believe it's December 1st tomorrow? 
Yikes, stuff to do! Stuff to do! 

Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing part of your day with me.  Have a great one! 

Shaped Cards With Katie

November 29, 2017

Hello friends, 

Katie here with a sweet card to share with you featuring the new Windmill stamp set along with the Large Pierced Scallops Dies.  A linked list of all the Avery Elle products used on my card is at the end of the post. 

The Large Pierced Scalloped dies are wonderful as a layer on a rectangle A-2 card, but I used the largest rectangle die to create a shaped card base.  To create the shaped card base, I started with a top fold A-2 card.  Next I positioned the largest die on over the card base so that the top fold would not be cut by the die.  I ran the card and die through the die cut machine and created the shaped card base.

Next, I create the front of the card by cutting a panel of white card stock and a panel of green card stock with the largest scalloped die.  With  an ink brush, I created the soft yellow background and I used the Dotted Borders Elle-ments die to create the slopes in the hills. 

Finally, I stamped the images from the Windmill stamp set onto white card stock and colored them in using Copic Markers. I die cut the images and adhered them to the card front before adhering the card front to the scalloped card base. 

I love this little scene- with all the flowers and bugs, it's like a breath of spring as the weather is turning colder! 

Thanks for stopping by!


Balloons & Banners Week - Day 1

November 27, 2017

Hello friends!
It's Yainea here with a birthday card! I know you're busy creating your Christmas cards but what about the December birthdays? You can make a quick and fun birthday card with the new Balloons and Banners set.

I used pigment inks to stamp the balloons, two different shades of the same color on each balloon, rubbing the ink pad of the darkest shade just on the bottom and using a clean kitchen paper to blur the edges of the ink to get a nice transition. I added the dots with a white gel pen.

Then I die cut all the balloons with the corrdinating dies and stamped and die cut the strings as well. I adhered all to a card base with liquid glue and dimensional adhesive.

For the sentiment, I cut a stripe out of black cardstock and heat embossed the sentiment using whiote embossing powder. As a finishing and festive touch, I used my Nuvo liquid drops to add some confetti all over the background.

I hope you like my card, thanks for stopping by and have a nice day!

Supply list:
Balloons and Banners Clear Stamps
Balloons and Banners Elle-ments
Pure White Fine embossing powder

Large Pierced Scallops - Day 5

November 24, 2017

Hi there!

Elena here, with a closer look at the Large Pierced Scallops Rectangle dies.

I created a frame using the large set of dies in the set, and built a little gift-giving scene inside. The penguins from Brring On The Joy are so cute! I love sets that include mirror-imaged critters - it makes it so easy to build little scenes.

I stamped the penguins, two ice-blocks, and two gifts. I nestled them on either side of the scene, and created a backdrop of snow using our Pierced Clouds dies and the rolling hill die from the Picket Fence die collection.

I used a piece of patterned paper (a striped tone-on-tone blue from the Sorbet Collection) and added white gel-pen dots for a snowy background. 

The sentiment was heat-embossed onto a flag (from the Pierced Banner Layers collection.)

By propping up the frame with foam adhesive, it makes it look like a little penguin diorama! I hope you like it too, and thanks for stopping by!


SALE & Large Pierced Scallop Dies - Day 4

November 23, 2017

Hi! Ashley here today sharing the amazing Large Pierced Scallop dies. This is one of those die sets you can use again and again. I've already used it several times!

In today's card, I started by stamping the coffee cup from Cool Beans. This coffee cup is SO fun to decorate. I added the bear and deer from Winter Woodland Wonders by masking the sides of the cup image, then I die cut and colored the cups. Next, I stamped the hearts from Cool Beans, colored and die cut them. 

Next, I blended Distress Ink on a the back panel and embossed the perfect greeting from Merriest. It's so fun to dig through my older stamps to find the perfect greeting to match the new release!

I finished the card with the sweet white frame from from Large Pierced Scallop dies and my card was complete!

Thanks for sharing some crafting time with me! 


SALE & Large Pierced Scallops - Day 3

November 22, 2017

Hello!  Amy K. here with my take on the new Large Pierced Scallops Elle-ments.  There are so many uses for a die set like this!  I love to use my dies for shaped cards and the largest scallop rectangle is perfect!

Pierced Scallop Rectangle

I started my card by using the largest scallop rectangle die to cut my card base.  To do this, you place your folded cardstock just below the cutting edge of your die.  What you are left with is a shaped card base!  

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For my main panel, I used the layering rectangle in the Large Pierced Scallops Elle-ments.  
I love this coffee themed set, Cool Beans, that has 6 fun sentiments in a cool font.  This set is perfect for all those coffee lovers out there!  I repeatedly stamped the 'thanks a latte' in New Moon Dye Ink and stamped one of the small heart stamps in between the repeated sentiments.  I colored in the heart with Copic R29.  My to go coffee cup was colored in with Copic 110.  For the cozy, I made my own buffalo check pattern with red cardstock and the Copic 110.


Large Pierced Scallops - Day 2

November 21, 2017

Hi all! It's Deasy here. Today I want to share my card featuring Large Pierced Scallop Elle-ments. It's so versatile and pretty so I combine it with another stamps and dies to make a romantic scene.

Avery Elle supply that I'm using :
Large Pierced Scallops Elle-ments to die cut the frame
Windmill Clear Stamps for the images
Windmill Elle-ments to die cut the images
Swans Clear Stamps for the images and sentiment
Swans Elle-ments to die cut the images
Picket Fence Elle-ments to die cut the grass

I stamp, color the images using copic then die cut it. The sentiment is from silver embossing powder. To color the background, I'm using Dye Ink with blending tool then splash water with my brush.

Thank you so much for stopping by and happy crafting!


Melania Deasy

Large Pierced Scallops & Tip

Hello, Caryn here and today I'm sharing a card featuring the new Large Pierced Scallops Elle-ments.  This collection of dies has so many uses but I particularly love how you can create a perfect frame for your 4' x 5 1/4" cards as well as a smaller frame.  I'm really into neutral colour schemes at the moment (maybe the time of year) so used a very natural palette for my card today.  

I used Avery Elle Truffle Dye Ink for all my stamping and added some colour using Copics.  There are a couple of little dots in this set so I added some polka dots to the roof of my windmill - now I want to cover everything in polka dots!!!
I curved the sentiment on my MISTI so that it would follow the line in the banner and then used foam tape to give everything a wee bit of dimension.

Supplies used:

Modern Calligraphy Week - Day 5

November 17, 2017

Hi Everyone! Today I'm sharing some of the sweet new stamps and dies just released! 

Alphabet stamps are on the top of my favorites list and Modern Calligraphy is a show stopper. It is my DIY dream come true! 

For my card today, I personalized it by starting the card with my daughter's name. Stamping the letters was so easy. I just used a ruler to make a soft pencil line, stamped, then erased my line. 

Next, I die cut the frame from Large Pierced Scallop Dies. The pink patterned paper from The Sorbet Collection is also one of my favorites. I stamped, die cut and colored the otter and hearts from Otterly Fantastic. Isn't that otter so sweet?

I finished the card by ink blending the waves on the card base, assembling all of my stamped and die cut pieces and then finally stamping the sentiment. 

I hope you enjoyed my card today! I can't wait to see what YOU create.


Modern Calligraphy Week - Day 4

November 16, 2017

Hey everyone! It's Heather here on the blog today!
Are you having fun with the new Avery Elle release?  I can't wait to see what everyone makes with it as their orders arrive! :)

To the card, shall we?  Today, we're continuing the fun with Modern Calligraphy.  For my card, I decided to personalize my card with the recipient's name.
The individual letters were super easy to line up and I love how it looks like I wrote it myself!  I love the versatility of this set - it really allows you to create any sentiment you could possibly want!

I stamped the flowers and a few add ons to create the floral arrangement at the top.  Then I colored everything in with my Copics.   

Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing part of your day here!
Have a great day! 

Modern Calligraphy Week - Day 3

November 15, 2017

Hello friends,

Katie here with a simple project to share with you today featuring the Modern Calligraphy stamp set.  I love to add a little handmade touch to my celebrations- whatever the occasion! Last weekend was the semi-annual weekend retreat with my crafty friends, so I created some place cards to decorate their tables. 

First, I used the Large Pierced Scallop Rectangles to die cut the paper. Next, I stamped each letter of my friends' names with black ink.  It may look tricky, but the letters flow together wonderfully.  I was really pleased with the look- just like hand-lettered calligraphy! If your placement is off just a bit, you can use a black pigment ink pen to connect the letters. 

I stamped and die cut the flower, coloring it in with Copic markers before adhering it to the place card with foam tape. I punched a small hole in each place card and tied it to the burlap leaf with some twine.  I found the burlap leaves at my local Hobby Lobby.

I've included a list of the Avery Elle supplies that I used to create these place cards below.  


I hope you'll consider adding a little handmade touch to your next celebration or event!

Thanks for stopping by!

Modern Calligraphy Week - Day 2

November 14, 2017

Hey Avery Elle fans!  It's Caryn here today sharing a card using some of the fun new products from our brand new Winter release.    The new Modern Calligraphy alphabet set is a delight - so easy to line up!  The little flowers and other elements in the set are great for dressing it up  too - I love it.

 I started by putting some patterned paper onto my card front and then die cut a frame 4 times using some of the dies from the new Large Pierced Scallops elle-ments.  I stacked them up to give the frame a bit more dimension and then stamped the word "hey" using the Modern Calligraphy alphabet.  From that set I also stamped and die cut some of the flower images to dress the frame up a wee bit more.  The "congrats" is taken from the Balloons and Banners stamp set from the release.  To finish I added some little sequins and a added touch of shimmer to the flowers.

Supplies used:

Thanks so much for stopping by xxx

Modern Calligraphy Week - Day 1 (Card, Video & Winner)

November 13, 2017

Hello there!

It's Yainea here featuring the Modern Calligraphy stamp sets. I'm super excited about the new release and about this set in particular, How gorgeous are these calligraphy letters?? I'm in love!

I have tons of ideas for them but the first thing that came into my mind was wedding invitations. There are tons of ideas in Pinterest to help making wedding invitations and I decided to go with something simple and fun to create but that looks special.

I stamped everything with Versmark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. Then I rubbed two colors of Distress ink on my clear block and mixed with water to use them as watercolors.

Watercolor backgrounds are easy to create and I love that every invitation will be unique. To finish the invitations I die cut each piece using the Double Pierced Rectangle dies added a little piece of wood with a white cardstock heart and tied some rustic twine all around the panel.

I decided to create a matching envelope using the same technique but decorating just a stripe.

Of course, this design is very versatile, you can use it for a hello, miss you, thank you, or birthday card... just have fun! :)

I hope you like it, thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Supply list:
- Modern Calligraphy Clear Stamps
- Modern Calligraphy Numbers Clear Stamps
- Double Pierced Rectangles Elle-ments
- Pure White Fine embossing powder

We also have this quick card and video by Jamie for you today.  Check it out...

The winner of our blog hop from last week is Arianna Barbara  for her comment on Heather Campbell's blog.

Wow! Such adorable set!!! Love this release!!!
Your CAS card is really lovely!!!

Congratulations Arianna.  Please email us at customerservice at averyelle dot com so that we can get your prize to you!

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek. Have a great day!

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